Some models are chosen to fit the concept, and some concepts are born of the model. The latter is when model transcends into muse. Inspired by Lorena, his model and muse on this shoot, Pierre Dal Corso set out to create something sexual but with a sophisticated distance; to capture the ‘animal thing’ possessed by her. We see Lorena’s naked skin, strong features, deep eyes, yet we’re still at a distance. Not a physical distance but a logical one – as if she’s a subject we’re viewing from behind glass. The glossy, waxy quality of her skin isn’t accidental, it’s Dal Corso’s way of keeping a barrier between Lorena and reality. She’s almost a wax doll, a statue. Like the taxidermy props that populate the shoot, Lorena, the feeling of being removed from reality, and the very concept of photographs themselves, represent the beauty of life suspended in time. Click the thumbnails for full pictures: Styled by Emeline Piot and with set design by Pierre-Olivier Boulzaguet, Primal can be found in Schon Magazine. You can also view it all by clicking on the thumbnails above. For more of Pierre’s work head to pierredalcorso.com.